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Predicament: Replace Stolen iPod?

by Editorial Team | November 18th, 2013 | Parenting Predicament

mom n ipodMy son’s iPod got stolen earlier this year after he left it in his unlocked gym locker. I think he’ s learned his lesson, but I’m wondering if I should get him a new one for Christmas? What message would that send?

  1. Michele says:

    I think there are a couple options. First, giving him a new iPod as a Christmas gift could work. Unless, of course, you don’t really count it as one of his gifts, and he gets the usual amount of gifts plus the iPod. A second option would be to split the cost of the iPod with your son. We have done that in similar instances with our kids. Making the price half of what it should be makes it more realistic and faster for the teen to earn that amount. However, it still is a big enough amount that they have to work to earn it.

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